A federal judge has delayed the December 8 execution of Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and taking off with her baby more than a decade ago, on account that two of her attorneys have contracted coronavirus.
According to Fox News, the two attorneys, Kelly Henry and Amy Harwell, tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Montgomery at a Texas federal prison in October.
Both have reportedly been experiencing serious symptoms, a development that has complicated the team’s efforts to seek clemency from President Donald Trump on behalf of Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row.
The Nashville Tennessean reports that U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss has ruled that the execution be delayed until at least December 31, nearly three weeks later than the original execution date. The judge did not establish a firm date for the execution, which is set to occur in Indiana.
Last month, the Federal Bureau of Prisons established a date